One suspect arrested as police confiscate bhang worth Ksh.6 million in Nyandarua

One suspect arrested as police confiscate bhang worth Ksh.6 million in Nyandarua

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  • Nyandarua Central sub-county Police Commander Abdilahi Dahir Mohamed said the drugs were on transit from Migori to Mombasa.
  • They were intercepted by police officers along the Ol Kalou-Njabini road.
  • Mr. Dahir explained that the suspects were ordered to stop but they drove off.

Police in Nyandarua County have nabbed one suspect and impounded bhang with an estimated street value of Ksh.6 million at a private home in Ol-Kalou.

According to Nyandarua Central sub-county Police Commander Abdilahi Dahir Mohamed, the drugs were on transit from Migori to Mombasa before they were intercepted by police officers along the Ol Kalou-Njabini road.

Mr. Dahir explained that the suspects were ordered to stop but they drove off.

“They later abandoned the vehicle in a private home in Ol-Kalou town before police were informed by a member of the public,” Dahir stated.

The police boss further noted that the bhang was ferried in a Toyota Wish and had been stacked in sacks.

“One suspect who was apprehended while trying to escape on foot is currently in custody will be arraigned in court on Monday,” Dahir told Citizen Digital.

He said the bhang shall be handed over to the anti-narcotics team for further assessment.

The route has been identified to be largely used by drug peddlers to transit drugs given its easier accessibility into other neighboring counties.